Compare Exchange Rates to Buy UAE Dirham (AED)

Because every company has different rates to buy UAE Dirham (AED) with AUD, finding the best deal can be a minefield. We bring together all the options, highlight the fees and rates for each money exchange, and show you the best possible deals.

Buy UAE Dirham online for your travel money.
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We do not compare all available providers in the market. Our results are sorted by default from the lowest AUD cost to you to the highest AUD cost to you and you may choose to sort results according to other criteria. We may receive a referral fee if you choose one of these providers, but that won’t affect the ranking of the provider, the exchange rates or any fees you are charged.

Where to buy United Arab Emirates dirham in Australia?

You can buy UAE dirham (AED) from a few places in Australia that offer currency exchange. You can also order your AED online. As it is a rarer currency to exchange to Australian dollars you can buy UAE dirham includes at money exchangers, banks, Australia Post and the airport.

To find out exactly where you can buy AED, you can use our handy city and suburb guides, just click on the links below:

What is the currency of UAE?

The official currency of the UAE is dirham. The currency symbol is د.إ.

Notes: 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1000 dirhams

Coins: 5 fils and 10 fils

UAE banknotes have different colours, 5 dirham is brown, 10 dirham is green, 20 dirham is light blue, 50 dirham is purple, 100 dirham is pink, 200 dirham is greenish brown, 500 dirham is dark blue and 1000 dirhams is turquoise.

What travel money should I take to the United Arab Emirates?

Cash and cards are popular in the UAE. When paying for meals, in shops and accommodation, debit card, credit cards, will be accepted as well as cash. Keep smaller notes to pay for tips and transport.

Dirham is the currency used in the UAE.  Buy your UAE dirham to get the best exchange rates for your AED for your travel money.

How do I get the best exchange rate to buy AED?

Get the best exchange rates for AED to try for your travel money and order your foreign currency online.

The way to get the best rate to buy UAE dirham is with our rate tracker. It keeps track on the AED to AUD or AUD to AED exchange rate and emails you when the exchange rate gets to the rate your chose to buy UAE dirham.

The aed to aud exchange rate average is close to 0.365, over the past 10 years. The high was 0.474 in early 2020 and the low was 0.246 in mid 2011. Currently it's 0.356, so د.إ1,000 could buy you $356 at the best exchange rate.

The aud to aed exchange rate average is close to 2.73, over the past 10 years. The high was 4.05 in mid 2011 and the low was early 2020 at 2.10. Currently it's 2.80, so $1,000 could buy you د.إ2,800 at the best exchange rate.


How to buy UAE dirham in Australia?

How to buy United Arab Emirates dirham in Australia. Order online and get home delivery.

Buying UAE dirham in Australia is relatively easy.

  1. Take your valid photo id (driver’s license or passport) with you.
  2. Bring your preferred payment method. Most places accept cash, debit card and credit card to pay for your UAE dirham.
  3. Ask for the UAE dirham amount and the money exchanger will let you know how much Australian dollars you need to pay.
  4. Make your payment in Aussie dollars and receive your UAE dirham.

Our most frequently asked questions

Why should I choose The Currency Shop?

Many people are not aware of the true cost of transferring money. But it is pretty standard to lose up to 8% of your money each time you transfer money internationally, depending on your method. We think this is far too much. That’s why we help you find the best way to transfer your money and avoid those costly hidden fees and charges. And it works. On average, we save our customers $4,000 each year.

How does it work?

It’s pretty simple. Whether you need travel money or would like to transfer money overseas we just need a little info to point you in the right direction. First, you tell us what you are looking for then we compare hundreds of providers to find the best deal for your current situation. We’ll highlight all the available options and recommend the best one for you. You can then decide which option you prefer, and click through to their site to secure the deal.

Is it safe?

Yes. The Currency Shop holds an Australian Financial Services Licence (462269) and is a member of the Financial Ombudsman Service. We closely vet our providers and only partner with the largest, safest and most trusted money transfer companies in the world. That just makes sense.

What does it cost?

The Currency Shop does not charge you. Instead, we receive a referral fee from the banks and money transfer companies that we are partnered with. This does not affect the price you pay.

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Last updated
February 4th, 2021